Modern-day businesses have a vast list of complex issues that they need to resolve paired with a number of preventative tactics they deploy to preserve their business integrity. From perfecting their HR processes, handling customer communication, all the way to marketing, businesses often need to weigh if it makes more sense to hire an external expert for the listed services or build an in-house team to handle such intricate operations. There’s one department where most companies are trying to find the most optimal solution, often failing to realize the benefits of keeping their structure in-house: cybersecurity.
Increasing employee capabilities
One of the most common issues with business cybersecurity revolves around employees. Talk to many business managers, and they’ll tell you that their own teams are often the ones leading to an increase in security risks and practising unwise digital habits, effectively endangering the entire business’s cybersecurity, unwittingly so. This lack of business-wide awareness on implementing the right security protocols and following certain procedure cannot just vanish with outsourcing cybersecurity – it’s a matter of ongoing education and embedding safe practices into your business culture.
Powerful business integration paired with agility
The cloud has become the go-to solution for a variety of business processes for companies of all sizes, and cybersecurity is no different. However, the implications of a cloud-based solution on a shared server with limited access to a security response team can be dire for any digital company out there.
On one hand, you can retain the agility and scalability of a cloud-based presence, while you still keep the reins of your data, security protocol implementation, as well as the entire platform that stores and protects your data. HCI is also extremely convenient since it uses minimal hardware infrastructure, and yet it integrates all of your computing, storage, and network needs, with your security preserved. Such an option ensures a built-in firewall, a cloud-based antivirus solution, and effectively enables your in-house team to manage your data and all of your IT and security needs.
Fast and efficient threat response rates
However, IT experts on staff can be a costly endeavour for a smaller business, so many select a provider with a security service that seems comprehensive enough. It’s only when you actually witness the gaps in your managed service plan that you realize that having an in-house IT team is priceless compared to losing swathes of sensitive customer or proprietary business data. On the other hand, your in-house team can handle issues without delay, on the premises, and keep you apprised of the entire procedure.
Although companies of all sizes and coming from a wide range of industries will often select a trusted provider and outsource their cybersecurity needs, the conversation on insourcing this particular department should certainly include these benefits before you make your decision. Cost-efficient and convenient solutions are often the ones that we can have direct access to in-house, and with greater digital threats on the horizon, it makes all the more sense to preserve your security by having experts under your wing.